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. in washington top president obama is putting pressure on congressional republican to come up with a budget deal before automatic spending cuts kick in. >> i'm in sacramento. driving while under the influence of drugs becoming as much of a problem as drunk driving in california. new effort to [ wind howling ] [ female announcer ] it balances you... [ water crashing ] ...it fills you with energy... and it gives you what you are looking for to live a more natural life. in a convenient two bar pack. this is nature valley... delicious granola bars made with the best ingredients in nate. nature valley. nature at its most delicious. you. >> unusual day here in the bay area. snowplow put to work along sky line boulevard in the santa cruz mountains. lots of rain around the bay today contributed to car accidents like this one. pickup truck overturned in santa rosa. one woman suffered minor injuries. hail fell along grizzly peak boulevard in the berkeley hill hills. 11-year-old boy sent thus picture. late day the sun broke through turning the skies in a brill ypt scene. here's the live look now f
president obama about an issue that started in fran but is now part of the national debate. >> i'm dan ashley in washington. coming up on abc 7 news at 9:00, my exclusive one on one conversation with president obama here at the white house. that is coming up. >>> plus, simple technology that can help protect you and your home. and why some people say there is too much night life in this bay area neighborhood. and the mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ >>> we have an opportunity right now to keep progress going, strengthen our middle class, but you it does require us to put the country ahead of politics. >> abc 7 news anchor dan ashley at the white house today with an ex-clue is suv o
the budget gap. others say it's not that dramatic. >> reporter: president obama accuses republicans of flirting with financial calamity. >> thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off and tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids. air traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks. >> with automatic spending cuts referred as the sequester, the white house says on military might becomes second rate if the cuts are allowed to take effect. furloughed workers could mean forest fires burning unwhich checked and fewer inspectors could mean meat shortages. republicans accuse the president of fear tactics. >> house republicans have passed two bills to replace the sequester, why won't he work with us? the answer is he wants higher taxes. >> the republican group have posted an ad with his dire prophecies. one prediction with flight controllers, travelers could face 90 minute lines at airports but the department of transportation will lose just a billion dollars from a $74 billion budget. overall the budget cuts would amount to ju
about it because i feel in they are trying to take advantage of things before the obama care takes effect. trying to get their rate i hope creases in. >> 7 30,000 californians who buy private insurance on the individual market through anthem saw an average 17 and a half percent increase. but some are getting hit with as much as 26 percent jump consumer woch doing says third or fourth rate hike in two years from an insurer whose parent company make 2.7 billion dollars in profit last year. anthem says the industry had to raise rates. not tomorrow wichbility unfortunately due to increasing medical costs and due to a people older and circumstance than last year we have to raise rates to cover our cost. >>reporter: in fact even with the rate hike anthem says it's taking a two and a half percent loss on this group of consumer consumers. >> it's outrageous. >>reporter: consumer group point out standard and poor health care economic index found the rate of inflation in the industry slowed to 5 percent last year. questioning the need for double digit increases. >> i think anthem blue c
this is abc 7 news. >>> president obama says civil rights legend rosa parks has taken her rightful place among those who have shaped the course of american history. the president and congressional leaders unveiled a statue of parks today at the u.s. capitol. the statue made by east bay resident rob furman portrays parks seated wearing a hat and clutching h her purse. in 1955, she refused to give up you her seat to a on an alabama bus. >> she lived life of activism but also a life of dignity and grace. and in a single moment with the simplest of gestures she helped change america and change the world. >> parks is the first black woman to be honored with a full-length statue in the capitol's statuary hall. she died in 2005. >>> and pianist van clyburn died today. he rose to fame at the age of 23 at the height of the cold war. he brought home the gold medal at the competition in moscow. besides helping thaw relations with russia the event launched a spectacular career that made him rare classical musician to enyou rock star status. >> he has reached across political frontiers with universal messa
hagel. >> the question is were you right or wrong. >> coming up. president obama nominee to be secretary of defense faces sharp and sometimes angry questioning special freely his friend. >> investigation reveals the true price of some local school bond. billions of dollar in debt that is taking decade to repay. >> and which cancer screenings should you skip? sh[ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot, even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely... looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. susdz. >> fiery day on the hill. hagel purple heart recipient in vietnam and former senator to be nominated secretary of defense at the confirmation hearings. his former colleague met him with a barrage of critical questions
. zuckerberg who declined to state any political affiliation has hosted a town hall for president obama. tonight is the first time he has held a political fundraiser. griffin is another tech supporter for cristies. in a run for the white house a base of support in the bay area could serve christie well. >> we have seen it in the elections in california they can put up a lot of monitor moderate republican candidates. >> reporter: chris christie will immediate cash. the pictures of him standing with the president after superstorm sandy won't play well with conservative republicans. along with christie one of the most popular is florida senator marco rubio. in in his responseshire his to the state of the union he missed an opportunity. >> in the short time i have been here in washington nothing has frustrated me more than false choices like the one the president laid out tonight. >> reporter: no, it was not just the awkward water moment. he spent his minutes in the national spot light rehashing arguments from the romney campaign. >> this was his chance to introduce himself to a national au
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